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Robert CAMAC

Regimental number855
Place of birthBallycastle, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButter packer
AddressKent Road, Punchbowl, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Camac, Kent Road, Punchbowl, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date5 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right knee; serious), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 26 August 1916; to England, 2 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 3 September 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 November 1916; marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 24 January 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; rejoined unit, 1 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 October 1917.

Admitted to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1918; transferred by Ambulance Train to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 24 March 1918 (crushed left index finger); to England 27 March 1918, and admitted to Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 10 July 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 5 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMAC Robert

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